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Elon Musk accuses Thai cave rescue hero of having a ‘child bride’ in extraordinary and unsubstantiated attack

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:22

Elon Musk has launched his most extreme attack yet on Vern Unsworth, one of the heroes of the Thai cave rescue. The Tesla boss sent a profanity-laden tirade to a reporter in which he baselessly suggested that Mr Unsworth had a "child bride". Mr Musk has repeatedly and without any evidence at all claimed that Mr Unsworth is a paedophile and that people around the rescue did not like him.


US blood-testing startup Theranos to fold: WSJ

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:46

The once high flying blood-testing start-up Theranos, accused with cheating investors, will dissolve, the Wall Street Journal reported.


A Florida Mother Has Been Charged With Murdering Her Missing Two-Year-Old Son

Top Stories - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:16

The mother had told police her two-year-old went missing after they hitchhiked home


Nike ad starring Kaepernick sparks outrage

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:47

Nike under fire for Kaepernick 'Just Do It' campaign; Candace Owens and Anthony Tall sound off on 'The Ingraham Angle.'


LeBron James says his new Nike sneaker was inspired by African-American women

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 23:02

What a week for Nike. LeBron James has revealed his newest Nike collaboration, inspired by his belief that "African-American women are some of the strongest people on earth." And it is stunning. Celebrating the power of "some amazingly strong women" including his mother, wife and daughter, James' HFR x LeBron 16 was unveiled at the Harlem Fashion Row Showcase Gala on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Nike makes Colin Kaepernick one of the faces of its 'Just Do It' campaign “As someone who has a platform, because of what I do, I thought it was important to lend that platform to a group of people that I believe are under-recognized,” said James in a press statement. "Being the son, husband and father of strong African American women, I felt like this was something I wanted to do for them and for all the strong women out there who are succeeding despite what might be stacked against them." The HFR x LeBron 16 is the result of a collaboration between the G.O.A.T. and New York City-based fashion collective Harlem Fashion Row, which "provides a voice for multicultural designers," especially women. Image: NIKEIt's the very first LeBron signature shoe to be reimagined by female designers. Commissioned by Nike and James to reimagine the basketball legend's signature LeBron 16 model, HFR founder Brandice Daniels recruited designers Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel, and Undra Celeste Duncan for the project.  Harlem Fashion Row designers, from left, Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel and Undra Celeste Duncan.Image: HFR"We each had something that connected the four of us based on what LeBron saw from his mom, and the sacrifices she made for him," said Goldson in a press statement.  "My mom did it. LeBron’s mom did the same for him. The connectivity was there between all of us." The HFR x LeBron 16 in design.Image: nikeHFR teamed up with Nike global basketball footwear designer Meline Khatachourian, and James' longtime footwear designer Jason Petrie for the release. The HFR x LeBron 16 drops Sept. 7 as a limited release, exclusively on SNKRS in North America and on nike.com. WATCH: You can wear LG's new robot like a pair of pants


U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria's Idlib on Friday: Haley

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:54

The U.N. Security Council will hold a meeting on Friday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, warning Syria's government not to use chemical weapons ahead of a widely expected military offensive there. Russian and Syrian planes pounded areas on the western edge of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold, on Tuesday, according to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a rebel source.


Storm Gordon halts some energy production in U.S. Gulf

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:41

Three more oil producers pulled employees out of Tropical Storm Gordon's path, and companies cut 9 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production on Tuesday as the storm churned toward an expected nighttime landfall. The storm, which is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane with winds of at least 74 miles per hour (119 kph), shifted eastward, reducing its threat to producers on the western side of the Gulf and most Gulf Coast refineries. Companies evacuated 54 offshore platforms and halted 156,907 barrels per day of oil production and 232 million cubic feet per day of natural gas output, according to estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.


After demos, far-right AfD overtakes German Social Democrats

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:05

Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), a poll showed on Tuesday, days after some of the most violent protests by radical right-wingers the country has seen in decades. Some 6,000 supporters of the AfD and anti-Islam PEGIDA joined protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday, following other demonstrations last week, after a fatal stabbing on Aug. 26. An INSA opinion poll on Tuesday put the AfD up half a percentage point at 17 percent, with the SPD, who share power with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, slipping by the same amount to 16 percent.


Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

Macworld - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:26

Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they’re not immune from attack. Even if you don’t care about adware or being used as a means to infect users on other platforms, it’s still possible to fall victim to ransomware, password theft, or stolen iPhone backups.

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 16:27

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in figures fiercely contested by the government. Elephants Without Borders said the grim discovery of scores of elephant carcasses, made over several weeks during an aerial survey, is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. The charity's scientists, who carried out the assessment with Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks, found most of the dead animals were large bulls, which would have had heavy tusks.


Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Macworld - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:48
Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

Tucker Carlson Calls Colin Kaepernick's Nike Ad An 'Attack' On America

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:13

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Colin Kaepernick and Nike executives on


Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK nerve agent findings

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:22

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday confirmed findings by British authorities that the Novichok nerve agent killed one person and sickened another in the English town of Amesbury in June.


Chicago mayor will not seek re-election

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:44

Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday morning.


Best Buy slashes HomePod prices by $50 to $71

Macworld - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:38

Look, the HomePod may not have been what a lot of us wanted it to be, but the fact remains that it’s a fantastic speaker. As we see it, it’s appeal goes up every time its price goes down, and right now Best Buy is offering them for just $300Remove non-product link, down $50 from the usual retail price.

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Claire Wineland, YouTube star and activist, dies at 21

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:04

Claire Wineland — YouTuber, inspirational speaker, and activist — died at age 21 on Sunday night. Wineland, who had cystic fibrosis, founded a non-profit organization called Claire’s Place Foundation to support children and families living with the disorder. On Monday, the organization announced her death in a Facebook post. SEE ALSO: YouTube's women of STEM make learning about science fun Wineland's death came days after she suffered a severe stroke on August 26, which resulted from a blood clot that formed after a double lung transplant. "After a week of intensive care and various life saving procedures, it became clear that it was Claire’s time to go," Laura McHolm, Chairman of the Board, wrote on Facebook. "We know Claire was loved all over the world. Your prayers, support and encouraging words, have been a huge source of strength for her and her family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your massive amazing out pouring of love." McHolm ended the post by sharing the following memorable words from Wineland: "Death is Inevitable. Living a life we can be proud of is something we can control." Fans and people around the world who were inspired by Wineland shared their condolences on social media, thanking her for all she's done for the YouTube and cystic fibrosis communities over the years. she was truly one of the greats. i'm going to miss you Claire. pic.twitter.com/90q1tSfThd — Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) September 4, 2018 Just read that Claire Wineland has died. When she was 12 I tutored her...often times at the hospital. She had an amazing spirit and was wise beyond her years. I've watched her journey from afar and saw how she inspired so many people even as she suffered. May she rest in peace. https://t.co/cfkdFXAWlt — Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) September 3, 2018 Rest In Peace @clairewineland, you were a real life angel... pic.twitter.com/9GsyG4OtQL — JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) September 4, 2018 @clairewineland held the keys to the secrets of the universe. We will miss her dearly, but her story is just beginning. She wanted her foundation to live on & make a difference in the lives of other kids/ families w/ #cysticfibrosis. In awe of her. What a gift to us all she was. pic.twitter.com/3GUSptTY5p — justin baldoni (@justinbaldoni) September 4, 2018 What a true loss for the world, but heaven gained a real fighter. Rest in peace @clairewineland, you deserve it. <3 xo https://t.co/pAo00WzlPo — Molly Burke (@MollyBOfficial) September 4, 2018 I just heard that one of our show’s most inspirational guests, @clairewineland, has passed away. My team and I are heartbroken. She touched so many people in this world, right up until the moment she left it. Our thoughts are with her family & loved ones. https://t.co/dl6V8ol9w5 — Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 4, 2018 I am heartbroken beyond words Today we lost @clairewineland To call her an angel,inspiration is an understatement. I know her attitude,sense of humor and light left a lasting impression on all of us Today is a sad day but I know she’s in a good place and breathing easy pic.twitter.com/0snKkepuXT — Rev Riki Rachtman (@RikiRachtman) September 3, 2018 I got a news alert about Claire Wineland in a store, and it was a gut punch. Only knew her through her videos & as a GoFundMe supporter. This young woman showed millions how to live. Devastating and enormous loss. What a life. RIP warrior. Breathe easy. https://t.co/jYHlI33Mc9 — Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) September 3, 2018 I would like to acknowledge Claire Wineland who passed away last night. You are an inspiration and brought joy to many. You’ll be missed deeply. pic.twitter.com/BsTEFmquR7 — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 4, 2018 Had to sit and have a moment of gratitude for everything I have this morning after hearing about Claire Wineland passing. Been following her journey for a while now and I really thought she'd live forever. An inspirational and beautiful ray of sunshine. RIP xxxx — Portia Conn (@PortiaConn) September 4, 2018 I watched Claire Wineland’s videos for years and years. She felt like my friend and the world is less bright without her. Rest In Peace angel. — Loey (@Loeybug) September 4, 2018 “death is inevitable, living a life you are proud of is something you can control.” -Claire Wineland rip claire you were an inspiration to so many people including me. no matter how hard it was, you were always so positive. ill miss watching your videos + seeing your happy face pic.twitter.com/kso9KC3OZF — amy (@AmyMarie2713) September 4, 2018 Wineland, who was an organ donor, has already saved the lives of two people, according to an email Claire's mother shared with CNN. Her right kidney reportedly went to 44-year-old San Diego woman, and a 55-year-old man from Northern California is said to have received her left kidney.  "Claire's corneas and tissue was recovered and she will be able to enhance the life of up to 50 people," a family services specialist wrote in the email. "Claire's gift is huge, I want your family to know that your daughter is a hero." Wineland's family asks that anyone who wants to honor Claire's memory donate to her foundation, which will continue to assist people around the world who are impacted by cystic fibrosis.  WATCH: These glasses can help people with disabilities use technology without their hands


Body Found in Search for 4 Missing Boaters After Head-On Crash in Colorado River

Top Stories - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:41

The body of Christine Lewis, 51, of Visalia, Calif., was found at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said.


These 240GB SSDs are on sale for only $40

Macworld - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:03

We’ve been seeing some steep sales on SSDs in recent weeks, but the juiciest discounts applied only to entry-level 120GB models. No more. Today, you can snag the 240GB Adata Ultimate SU650 for $40 on NeweggRemove non-product link. Over on Amazon, you’ll find another 240GB SSD by Inland Professional going for $40, and a 480GB Inland Professional SSD for just $65.

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